Monday, May 14, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - May 15, 2012

Adam Lambert - Trespassing
Alexander Tucker - Third Mouth
Andre Williams and The Sadies - Night and Day
Anywhere - Anywhere
Apollo Ghosts - Landmark
Baroness - Take My Bones Away
Bassnectar - Vava Voom (vinyl)
Beach House - Bloom
Best Coast - The Only Place
Billy and Dolly - Dally Bon Idyll
Birthmark - Antibodies
Black Tambourine - OneTwoThreeFour (EP)
Brasstronaut - Mean Sun
Bullet Treatment - Designated Vol. 2
Carrousel - 27 rue de mi'chelle
Chappo - Moonwater
Cherri Bomb - This Is The End of Control
Cookie Duster - When Flying Was Easy
Cornershop - Urban Turban
Craft Spells - Gallery (EP)
Dave Alvin - Eleven Eleven Expanded
Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society (vinyl)
Fearless Vampire Killers - Militia Of The Lost
Fixers - We'll Be The Moon
Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
Giraffage & XXYYXX - Even Though
Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album
Godsmack - Live & Inspired (2-CD)
Gossip - A Joyful Noise
Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots a UFO
HEALTH - Max Payne 3 (soundtrack)
Hands - Massive Context
Hot Water Music - Exister
I, Omega - The Ravenous (EP)
Imagined Village - Ending The Dark
Infected Mushroom - Army Of Mushroom
Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
Josephine Foster & the Victor Herrero Band - Perlas
Kataklysm - The Iron WIll
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Lee Bains III - There Is a Bomb in Gilead
Lisa Marie Presley - Storm and Grace
Little, Big - Pins and Narwahls
MV & EE - Space Homestead
Madonna - Hard Candy (reissue) (box set) (vinyl)
Matthew Dear - Her Fantasy (12")
Meiko - The Bright Side
Mewithoutyou - Ten Stories
Misser - Every Day I Tell Myself I'm Going To Be A Better Person
Morten Harket - Out Of My Hands
My Bloody Valentine - EPs: 1988-1991 (remastered)
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything (remastered)
Nachtmystium - As Made (7")
Niki & The Dove - Instinct
PHILM - Harmonic
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power (deluxe edition)
Parlovr - Kook Soul
Plankton War - Spirits
Plushgun - Waste Away
Reggie Watts - Reggie Watts: A Live in Central Park
Ren Harvieu - Through The Night
Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge
Rosenkopf - Rosenkopf
Ryan Montbleau - For Higher
Ryan Shaw - Real Love
Rye Rye - Go! Pop! Bang!
Santana - Shape Shifter
Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy (reissue) (vinyl)
Shadows Fall - Fire From The Sky
Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns
Sinead O'Connor - How About I Be Me (And You be You) (vinyl)
Slugabed - Time Team
Squarepusher - Ufabulum
Stephane Wrembel - Origins
Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet (reissue)
Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements (reissue)
Sugarman 3 - What the World Needs Now
Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix
The Cribs - In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull
The Green Pajamas - Summer of Lust
The Nighthawks - Damn Good Time!
The Tubes - Ouside Inside (reissue)
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die (vinyl)
Toys That Kill - Fambly 42
Trevor Rabin - Jacaranda
Tu Fawning - A Monument
Various Artists - Occupy This Album (4-CD box set)
Violens - TRUE
White Fence - Vol. 1 and 2: Family Perfume
Willie Nelson - Heroes
Zulu Winter - Language

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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SoundStageDirect Top 10 Bestselling Vinyl Records

1.  The Big Lebowski - Various Artists  (Pre-Order) -  $34.99

Extremely Limited - Pre-Orders recommended!

Only available at SoundStageDirect!

Shipping @ June 22nd!

Now THIS is a soundtrack! No grunge bands covering cheesy '70s hits, no retro chic, no rap-techno-country-opera superstar crossovers, just an eclectic selection of tunes by some quality performers. You get obscure tracks from Dylan and Captain Beefheart, some sublime vocalizing from Yma Sumac and Nina Simone, and cuts from world-class artists like Moondog and Meredith Monk, whose creativity exceeds their popularity. The film music quota is covered by a slice of Mancini ("Lujon") and the perversity quota filled by the Gipsy Kings' version of "Hotel California." Did we mention the previously unreleased Elvis Costello cut and the Stones cover from late great Texas songwriting legend Townes Van Zandt?

Track Listing:
Side 1
 1. Bob Dylan - The Man In Me
 2. Captain Beefheart - Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
 3. Elvis Costello - My Mood Swings
 4. YMA Sumac - Ataypura
 5. Piero Piccioni - Traffic Boom
 6. Nina Simone - I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
 7. Moondog with Orchestra - Stamping Ground
 8. Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What
 Condition My Condition Was In)

Side 2
 1. Meredith Monk - Walking Song
 2. Gluck Das Mir Verblieb - from the opera "Die Tote Stadt"
 3. Henry Mancini - Lujon
 4. Gipsy Kings - Hotel California
 5. Carter Burwell - Wie Glauben
 6. Townes Van Zandt - Dead Flowers

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2.   Astro-Creep: 2000 - White Zombie  (Pre-Order Shipping @ June25th)  $34.99

3.  Sixteen Saltines / Love Is Blindness - Jack White  12" ( Shipping May 17)  $10.99

12" Vinyl with playable etched B-side

The second single off Jack White’s debut solo album Blunderbuss. Debuted on Saturday Night Live and worlds apart from the first single “Love Interruption,” the rock and roll power of “ Sixteen Saltines” is all the evidence needed to show that White’s solo work will be as varied as it is accomplished. Coupled with White’s stinging cover of U2’s “Love is Blindness” (from Achtung Baby) and the record metaphorically jumps off turntable.

The 12" single of Jack White’s “Sixteen Saltines” comes complete with a playable etching on the b-side (designed by George Ingram), a cover of U2’s “Love is Blindness.” Truly a sight to behold, the etching depicts Third Man’s iconic logo and the grooves of the record play through the image, presenting consumers with the world’s first-ever playable etched record (this is an entirely different process than your Split Enz and Styx records from 1980, this visual is all vinyl).

Track Listing: 1. Sixteen Saltines
 2. Love Is Blindness*
* U2 cover song. Non-LP track. Previously only available on Q Magazine (UK) CD promo.

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(rest of the Top Ten)
4.  Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers   
5.  Born Villain - Marilyn Manson  (Pre-Order) 
6.   Arthur - The Kinks   
7.  The Wall - Pink Floyd 
8.  August & Everything After: Live At Town Hall - Counting Crows  (Pre-Order)
9.  Pretty In Pink - Various Artists
10.   Nightfly - Donald Fagen


Music World Reacts to the Passing of Donald Duck Dunn

The music world has been reeling from the sudden death of bass legend Donald "Duck" Dunn. While Dunn wasn't a household name for those outside the music community, his influence and greatness can easily be seen by the comments from his peers.

Read the article at our friends at VintageVinylNews



Soulsavers will stream their forthcoming album The Light The Dead See in its entirety on on 14th May.

The record, which is released through Mute on May 22nd is the follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed album Broken. Recorded at various locations and mastered at Abbey Road, the record will be available on CD, LP and as a download.

The Light The Dead See Track Listing:
1. La Ribera
2. In The Morning
3. Longest Day
4. Presence of God
5. Just Try
6. Gone Too Far
7. Point Sur Pt.1
8. Take Me Back Home
9. Bitterman
10. I Can't Say
11. Take
12. Tonight

Venturing out from the studio to the road, Soulsavers were invited to support Depeche Mode on the European leg of the band’s vast 2010 Tour of the Universe. Here, the seeds of The Light The Dead See were sewn. With Gahan penning lyrics for the music and recording his own vocals in New York, then Machin building up the results into fully-formed and arranged epics, the international project was a case of “chemistry working”. The album was mastered at Abbey Road earlier this year.

“There was no real script,” says the Rich Machin of the extraordinary fourth album The Light The Dead See, a set of songs of majesty and momentum. “It just rolled and rolled; it was effortless.” Joining forces with Dave Gahan it immediately became clear that this was going to be something very special. “We realized we were coming from the same place in so many ways,” adds Machin. “He’s really laid himself bare on this record, his contribution is astonishing.” Says Gahan, “Everything about it was relatively unplanned, surprising: a magical thing. We were a perfect match and I’m very, very excited about this record.”

Soulsavers – the music and production team of Rich Machin and Ian Glover – have been a growing force since 2003’s debut Tough Guys Don’t Dance. 2007’s It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s The Way You Land brought their dark flair to a wider audience. The inimitable Mark Lanegan served as primary singer, though there were also vocal contributions from Will Oldham and Jimi Goodwin. In 2009, third album Broken confirmed that Soulsavers were moving away from early electronica to earthier guitars, use of space and what Machin described as “a soulful twist.” Lanegan again led the vocals on stand-outs such as ‘You Will Miss Me When I Burn’ and ‘All The Way Down’, with other guest vocalists including Oldham again, Jason Pierce, Richard Hawley, Mike Patton and Gibby Haynes. Clearly, there was no shortage of acclaimed singers ready to lend their lungs to Soulsavers’ stirring, seductive, soothing or startling creations.


New KISS Comic Covers Revealed

On June 13, IDW Publishing is bringing back the rock group KISS in comic form. Last year, Archie Comics released a story in which Archie met KISS. This time IDW is giving them marquee status.

According to IDW, the series is rooted in KISS fandom, featuring KISS characters like "Wicked" Lester, the Destroyer, She, the Elder, and more, but it will be very accessible to all comic readers.

Get the full story at Blabbermouth


album cover art of the day:

I AM I: 'Event Horizon' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed 

I AM I, the new band led by former DRAGONFORCE singer ZP Theart, will release its debut album, "Event Horizon", independently on May 26. Written and produced by Theart and Jacob Ziemba and mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN), the CD is described in a press release as "an absolutely blistering slice of heavy rock liberally infused with Theart's passion, energy and soaring vocals."

Read more and get the tracklist at Blabbermouth


The 70 Best Albums of the 1970's

Bonnie Stiernberg over at has an article called The 70 Best Albums of the 1970s, however after scanning the first page and seeing Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti at #62, i decided i read that album isn't in the Top 10 is beyond my comprehension.....I did look at her Top Ten and I cannot argue with some of the picks....see what you think, read the article  HERE